West Midlands Resource Technical Advisory Body (RTAB)

The West Midlands Resource Technical Advisory Body (RTAB) brings together professionals in the West Midlands with expertise and responsibilities in the sustainable management of material resources and strategic waste management planning. Membership of the group is drawn from Waste Planning Authorities across the West Midlands, the Environment Agency, the waste management industry, and environmental organisations.

The purpose of the group is to share knowledge and experience, provide a forum for discussion, and provide objective and authoritative technical advice to waste planning authorities, other local authorities, LEP’s and other organisations. Its meetings present an opportunity to help waste planning authorities meet their duty to co-operate when preparing their development plans. The group’s terms of reference can be seen here: RTAB Terms of Reference.

The Group is currently chaired by Adrian Cooper, Team Leader, Environment and Economic Policy at Shropshire County Council.

RTAB meets at least 3 times a year. The minutes of its meetings can  be found below.

The group monitors key waste management and waste planning trends in the West Midlands area, in order to help identify cross-boundary issues and provide a context for local plan making and monitoring. The Monitoring Report for 2011/12 and the data appendices are available below:

More information on the work of RTAB can be obtained from its Technical Secretary, Peter Field at field@clara.co.uk.